Napier Port Operations Status Update: Thursday 23 February
It’s been a busy week on port ramping back up to full operations and very encouraging to see cargo flowing through our gates. Our team have been reaching out to customers to check in with them and their teams, and better understand the impacts they are facing over the coming days and months.
Our region and growers are certainly suffering, but we have been heartened to hear stories of resilience from across our primary sector. The early signs for the traditional peak season and our region’s economy are promising. Exporters are telling us there is produce and crops being harvested, and wood products and other cargoes that need to get out.
Napier Port is back up and running to do exactly that – to connect our region to the world. And we remain committed to keep doing everything we can to support our region’s recovery.
Extended Export Delivery and Empty Pick up Hours from next week
Yesterday, we issued further details on our gate and depot extended hours of operations (available here) which are set to commence from Monday 27 February. This extension is aimed at helping to ease congestion on the road network and support Hawke’s Bay growers as we move into the peak season for produce exports.
We are also currently reaching out to customers to understand their requirements for weekend receival options.
Shipping Operations Update
After a week of clearing storm debris from the port and surrounds, our marine team are pleased to confirm a safe return to 24/7 shipping operations. Note, ongoing discretion will still be made to prevailing weather, visibility and hazards (logs, etc).
Heavy Rain Warning for Hawke’s Bay
MetService has now issued a heavy rain warning for Hawke’s Bay from 10am Thursday to 10am Saturday. The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is closely monitoring the situation, alongside Civil Defence and MetService.
Our port team are closely monitoring forecasts and will advise any changes to port operations accordingly.
Eastern Gate and Bulk Cargo Operations
The Eastern Gate is open and bulk cargo landside operations are 24/7.
We currently have two logging vessels in port ready to commence loading. As a further update, we now expect log Cart In to commence from Monday 27 February as national and council-owned roads begin to re-open.
R&D in the Container Terminal
Our full R&D services and hours of operations are below:
Export Refrigerated Container Acceptance: Open 0700 – 1730, Monday to Friday
(As per standard processes, subject to shipping line pre-acceptance)
Import Full Container Pick-up: Open 0700 – 1730, Monday to Friday
Export Dries Acceptance: Open 0700 – 1730, Monday to Friday
Please note: Late gate process is available until 2000, Monday to Friday (This is not applicable for Thames Street Depots 1 and 2).
Empty Container Returns at Thames Street 2: Open 0700 – 1730, Monday to Friday
Empty Container Pick-up at Thames Street 1: Open 0700 – 1730, Monday to Friday
Supply Chain Update
Despite the damage to regional rail transport infrastructure, Napier Port’s supply chain services are operational and connected. Please do reach out to our logistics team for any assistance if needed to arrange cargo reaching the port.
Napier Port’s logistics team
Please contact us to help to organise transport to your site:
Our team – Matt Gittings: 027 263 1902 or Nicolas Ganivet: 027 213 7278.
Now that we’re back to full operations, we will no longer be issuing daily status updates. Further updates will only be provided as relevant information comes to hand.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
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